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Jack Lamar Mayfield

Some local landowners worked to improve the lives of slaves

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about slave owners who tried to better the lives of their slaves — by teaching them to read and write or offering them jobs after the war ended. (February 24, 2012, Page 3B)

Enzweiler to speak about Civil War book

Author Stephen Enzweiler will speak Feb. 23 at “Books ‘n’ Lunch” at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library on his new book, “Oxford in the Civil War: Battle for a Vanquished Land.” (February 17, 2012, Page 3B)

Pattyrollers roam the county looking for runaways

Columnist and local historian Jack Mayfield continues his series on slavery during the Civil War as part of Black History Month. (February 10, 2012, Page 2B)

The slave community during the Civil War years

In honor of Black History Month, columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the men and women of color who were slaves in the Oxford area during the Civil War years and how the war affected their lives. (February 3, 2012, Page 3B)

Dr. Billy helps save University of Mississippi Medical School

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield shares memories of his childhood growing up on South Lamar Boulevard and the neighbors he grew to love and admire. (January 27, 2012, Page 3B)

Oxford coed elected first woman president of Ole Miss ASB

Maralyn Howell, now Maralyn Howell Bullion, was the first woman to be elected president of the University of Mississippi Associated Student Body in 1943. Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers Bullion’s achievements at Ole Miss in today’s Oxford Living. (January 20, 2012, Page 3B)

Ciil War moves closer to Mississippi in 1862

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the Civil War when Union forces captured Forts Henryand Donelson near the Cumberland River. (January 13, 2012, Page 3B)

Re-enlisting issue for Mississippi 11th

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the men of the Mississippi 11th facing problems to re-enlist in 1862  and having their visits back home cut short. (January 6, 2012, Page 2B)

Mississippi Flood invited to first bowl game

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first time the University of Mississippi football team was invited to a bowl game in 1935. (December 30, 2011, Page 2B)

‘Reflections of home’ always come during the Christmas season

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield reflects on days of long ago when he and his friends gathered at the homes of local families for dance parties. (December 23, 2011, Page 2B)

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